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Fall musical  

Don’t forget to attend the fall musical put on by the Kirkwood theatre department. It’s in Ballantyne Auditorium in Cedar Hall on Thursday, Nov. 4, Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. Admission is free with an EagleCard. 

Library mural painting 

Stop by the Kirkwood Library in Benton Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 11:15 a.m. and help paint a section of the library’s murals on the temporary construction walls. Paint, supplies and painting smocks will be provided. 

Make It OK 

On Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11:15 a.m., join in learning what stigma is and how it impacts people, common diagnoses and symptoms, what to say and what not to say and how to be part of the solution in reducing stigma. 

Make It OK is part of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by improving physical, social, and emotional well-being of Iowans. Make It OK is a community campaign to reduce stigma by increasing understanding and creating caring conversations about mental illness. 

To register, go to the college’s Calendar of Events page at

Instrumental Jazz Ensembles  

Listen to Kirkwood musicians play at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, in Ballantyne Auditorium. Admission is free with an EagleCard. 

Green Bandana Project 

On Monday, Nov. 15, from noon – 1 p.m., join in learning signs and symptoms of depression and/or suicide, how to respond effectively and refer along with Kirkwood and community resources. 

The purpose of the Green Bandana Project is to spread awareness of resources for those with symptoms of depression and/or suicidal thoughts. After the training, participants carry a few resource cards with them and tie a green bandana on their backpack to indicate they are safe individuals to approach with mental health related needs and know where to find help. The program promotes a stigma-free and supportive environment. 

To register, go to the college’s Calendar of Events page at

Giving Campaign 

Donate items for the Linn County Child Development Center or the Willis Dady Emergency Shelter. More info at All donations need to be made by Friday, Dec. 3, to the Student Life office (located at the Rec Center). 

Cedar Valley Divide 

The Cedar Valley Divide is now accepting submissions for its spring 2022 publication. The publication welcomes short fiction, poems, creative nonfiction, short plays, graphic art, photography and any other kind of art work that can be photographed. Students, staff and community members are all invited to submit. The deadline is Dec.18. To submit, logon to

Donate gently used winter clothing 

Global Learning is accepting gently used winter clothes for the upcoming winter season. They are looking for winter coats, gloves, hats, boots and sweatshirts. If students have items to donate, Elizabeth O’Brien in Global Learning at  

Italy, Layers of Rome: 6 Credits, Summer 2022 

Explore the Eternal City, guided by literature, philosophy, history and art faculty with 15 years of experience leading students abroad to Rome. Students can enrich their understanding of literature and cultural sites, while visiting the Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican, Florence, Pompeii and much more in 2 weeks. Program Dates: June 5 – June 20.  $1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship available for most students. To learn more, email:

Global Learning coffee and tea 

On Monday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., come to the International Programs office at 1154 Linn Hall and bring a coffee or tea unique to your country to share with others.  

Free throw challenge 

Student should mark their calendars now for the free throw challenge on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Rec Center. To get registered, download the Kirkwood Rec app on a smartphone or visit the Calendar of Events page at 

Police dept. hiring

The Cedar Rapids Police Department will be on campus to engage with Kirkwood students and promote employment opportunities within the agency. They will be set up in the Cedar Hall second floor Atrium on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to a college announcement, the police department includes competitive starting salary ($58,489), and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.